UPDATE: Expect Chico traffic delays due to train trestle repairs

Trains will be moving through S. Chico slowly Tuesday, until the main track is repaired where a trestle caught fire at Comanchee Creek.

Posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:22 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2018 11:18 AM

11:00 a.m. UPDATE: All streets are back open now, but traffic delays are still expected.  A spokesperson from Union Pacific told us they are using a sidetrack to route the trains through Chico Tuesday until the trestle on the main tracks is repaired. Trains will be under "slow orders," meaning they will only be able to travel ten mph in the area, so traffic is expected to back up when they come through S. Chico. Union Pacific says they hope to reopen the main line some time on Tuesday.

UPDATE: All roads have been reopened. We're making calls to Union Pacific Railroad to learn more about the damage caused by the tracks, and if they are still working normally.

At around 8 p.m. Cal Fire Butte County firefighters responded to a fire at a train trestle, by the crossing of Comanchee Creek Well.

The fire was knocked out, but it has prompted street closures in Chico.

Right now West 8th and West 9th streets are closed until further notice.

Cal Fire says the streets are blocked by the train.

They're advising drivers to please use 7th Street as a detour.

We'll bring you the latest as soon as it becomes available.

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